A study period or work placement abroad, or, an ‘intercalary year’
You are positively encouraged to consider studying abroad and to learn a language whilst studying for a degree at Swansea University. It is recognised that a mobility experience can offer a significant enhancement to your learning experience, not only in terms of learning an additional language (if relevant), but also of being exposed to and learning from a different culture. Your employability prospects will undoubtedly be enhanced following a successful study period or work placement in another country.
Some degree programmes offered at Swansea include an ‘intercalary year’, as an integral part of the degree. During the ‘intercalary year’ you will either study at a foreign university, or undertake an industrial placement. Some Faculties/Schools also offer opportunities for a semester of study at a foreign university or a semester industrial placement.
Your progress, while undertaking your placement, is carefully monitored by the Home Faculty/School and the results from any mobility opportunity will contribute to your progression from one year to the next. If your progress or performance is unsatisfactory you may be required to withdraw from the programme or, possibly, from the University.
If you study in a foreign university you will be informed of the mark assigned to your studies by the Home Faculty/School. This mark will be included in the degree classification conventions and might influence your degree classification. The rules governing the awarding of a degree for students studying a programme which includes an intercalary year are included in programme regulations and assessment regulations. View the approved marks conversion tables.
View further information on how a mark(s) is generated for a mobility study placement.